Tigers win tight match

ScreenshotLeicester City Ladies Tigers secured all three points in a tight entertaining match against Marlborough Rovers in the under 12s league.
The match started evenly with Lauren in excellent form at the back for Leicester City Ladies and Rhea going close at the other end with a sharp first time shot.
Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal came out well to block a Marlborough Rovers shot, while the hard running Lacy went close at the other end.
Towards the end of the first half Leicester City Ladies pushed hard for the opening goal, Kim made won the ball in midfield and dribbled past the Marlborough Rovers defender only to see her shot well saved by the goal keeper.
The second half started like the first with both sides having chances to break the deadlock with both keepers making key saves.
Leicester City Ladies started to string good passing moves together and increase the pressure on the Marlborough Rovers goal.
Mica at the heart of the Leicester City Ladies defence put in several strong tackles to quickly snuff out Marlborough Rovers attacks and maintain the pressure.
Ten minutes in to the second half Laura grabbed the goal the Leicester City Ladies pressure deserved when her well hit long shot was well saved by the Marlborough Rovers but still had enough power to skid over the line.
The hard working Shannon for Leicester City Ladies almost got on the score sheet twice in a minute, and parents player of the match saw another excellent shot well saved by the Marlborough Rovers keeper.
Louise came on up front for Leicester City Ladies to add some fresh legs and helped maintain the pressure on the Marlborough Rovers and secure three points for the Tigers.

Team: Beth, Shannon, Lauren, Lacy, Rhea, Laura, Kim, Mica and Louise

Foxes remain unbeaten

Leicester City Ladies Foxes maintained their unbeaten run in the under 13s league with a impressive 3-0 victory over Oadby & Wigston Snipers.
Simran scored a goal in each half for Leicester City Ladies Foxes with Kelly adding the third.
The strong Leicester City Ladies defence made it nine league games without conceding a goal.

Fosse 1 v Loughborough Students 1

Unlucky was the feeling after this game.
The weather was cold rainy and very windy everything you don’t want for a football match.
We played some great football with Gemma scoring the best goal this season giving the Loughborough goalkeeper no chance.
We where on top of the game most of the first half as it came to a close Loughborough has a shot that landed on top of the goal bouncing back into play but Hannah cleared of the line before Loughborough could pounce.
The rain started a lot harder in the second half and with the wind blowing against us there was a lot of defending to do.
We had more chances but they just trickled past the far post.
We though that our luck was in but in the last two minutes there was a mix up between the defence and Kate in goal and the ball became free and Loughborough where able to pounce and equalise.
We had one more attack where we could have scored but Loughborough defended well.

Lions power on

Meeting for the third time in three weeks Leicester City Ladies Lions overpowered Harborough Town 13-0 in the under 12s League.
The goals came from “CC” who scored four, “Mini” picked up a hat trick with “Minty”, “Mops” and Sophie each netting two.
Team: Sadie,Anna, Toyah, Jamie,”CC”, “Mini”, “Minty”, “Mops” and Sophie.

Tigers through in penalty shoot out

Leicester City Ladies Tigers progressed to the semi finals of the Under 12s County Cup after a tense penalty shoot out against Oadby & Wigston Dynamos.
Oadby & Wigston Dynamos kicked off and were straight on the attack, Mica for Leicester City Ladies was solid at the back and Beth made a fine save.
Leicester City Ladies were slow to get started in the game and paid the price seven minutes in to the game after a period of Oadby & Wigston pressure produced a goal.
Oadby & Wigston Dynamos continued to attack and Beth made several fine stops in the Leicester City Ladies goal.
Laura had a chance to equalise for Leicester City Ladies but put the shot over the bar.
Lauren battled hard in the Leicester City Ladies defence helping to prevent further Oadby & Wigston Dynamos goals, leaving the half time score 1-0.
With the wind now behind them Leicester City Ladies hope to get some more chances in front of goal in the second half.
Laura was feeling unwell so swapped with Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal.
Nine minutes in to the second half Kim for Leicester City Ladies harried the Oadby & Wigston defence, the ball broke to Beth just inside the Oadby & Wigston Dynamos half, she spotted the keeper just off her line and hit an unstoppable shot in to the goal to level the match.
Fran for Leicester City Ladies put herself in exactly the right position several times to deny Oadby & Wigston any clear chances on goal.
Shannon covered every inch of the pitch for Leicester City Ladies playing a full match in midfield for the first time.
Lacy came on for Leicester City Ladies but was still struggling with a leg injury and lacked her usual mobility but still almost snatched a goal.
Rhea for Leicester City Ladies had a couple of chances to take the lead and forced a succession of corners.
Normal time ended 1-1.
Extra time was over in a flash with Leicester City Ladies having a couple of chances to take the lead and Fran was suburb at the back leaving Beth back in the Tigers goal with little to do.
Unsurprisingly in this tight game penalties were required, after the first five penalties for each side the score remained level at 3-3 so sudden death was required. Fran stepped up for Leicester City Ladies and scored, the Oadby & Wigston penalty hit the underside of the bar and Beth made sure the ball did not bounce in by smothering the rebound sending a delighted Tigers in to the semi finals.
Congratulations to both sides for an entertaining match.
Beth picked up Leicester City Ladies Tigers Player of the Match.
Team: Beth, Mica, Fran, Shannon, Rhea, Laura, Kim, Lauren and Lacy

Lions progress to next round in County Cup

Leicester City Ladies Lions proved too too strong for Harborough Town in the quarter finals of the Under 12s County Cup winning 17-1.
‘CC’ topped the scoring with six, ‘Mops’, Jamie and Courtney all picked up hat tricks with Toyah and Sadie completing the scoring.
Team: Sadie, Shakeela, Anna, Toyah, ‘CC’, ‘Mops’, Jamie and Courtney

Under 15s just lose out in County Cup

Leicester City Ladies under 15s put in another excellent team performance but were unlucky to lose 2-1 to Barwell and Burbage in the County Cup Quarter finals.
Barwell and Burbage are unbeaten in the league and Leicester City Ladies knew that they would be in for a tough match, but through hard work they kept in the game and Barwell and Burbage were relieved to hear the final whistle.
If the girls keep progressing at the current rate and stay together they are going to be a very strong team. Keep the good work up girls, you can be as good as you want to be with hard work and dedication.

Fosse 1 v Loughborough Students 4

Loughborough where lucky to get their first and their second was off side.
This put us on the back foot and it was three nil shortly after the second half kicked off.
The three subs where thrown on to try a rescue something but it was to little to late they got the ball in the back of the net but it was deemed the ball was in the goalkeepers hands and was disallowed.
Loughborough got a there forth with a trick over the goal line.
There was one bright point where Amy and Carmy linked up to get our goal and there where glimpses of what we could do but to no avail.

Tigers in entertaining draw

The new look Leicester City Ladies Tigers continued their development with a draw in a tough entertaining match against Stretton Swifts.
The game started evenly but lacking a serious shots on goal at either end, Mica was strong at the back for Leicester City Ladies Tigers and Beth came out well to collect a dangerous through ball.
Seven minutes in to the game Stretton Swifts opened the scoring after a period of pressure on Leicester City Ladies goal.
From the kick off Leicester City Ladies Tigers equalised, Laura did well to stay on her feet going through several miss timed tackles to fire a low shot in to the goal.
Leicester City Ladies went in to the lead after twelve minutes when Lacy fired an accurate pass through to Rhea on the edge of the box, who turned and placed an accurate shot in to the corner of the net, Lacy was forced to leave the pitch with a leg injury resulting from being tackled after delivering the crucial pass.
After twenty one minutes Stretton Swifts levelled the match with a well place header from a corner.
Just before half time Kim made an excellent run through the Stretton Swifts defence only to have her heals clipped, the resulting free kick hit a Stretton Swift hand in the defensive wall and the danger was cleared.
Half time 2-2.
Both sides defences were on top in the second half, parents player of the match Fran put in a suburb performance covering the full width of the pitch at the back.
Leicester City Ladies switched players around into different positions looking for an opening, Lauren did well working hard in a new midfield role and Shannon was full of running and at the centre of some excellent passing moves.
Midway through the second half Leicester City Ladies thought that they had a won a penalty when a Stretton Swifts defender controlled the ball in the box using her hand but nothing was given.
Both sides pushed hard for a winner but neither could find a way through the oppositions excellent defences and the final whistle went ending the match an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Team: Beth, Mica, Fran, Lacy, Laura, Rhea, Kim, Shannon and Lauren.
Tigers Parents Player of the Match: Fran

Tigers hit fifteen

Leicester City Ladies Tigers enjoyed a good 15-1 win over Caterpillar Girls in the under 12s league.
In difficult conditions both sides started slowly, Leicester City Ladies adapted quickest and after five minutes went ahead through a Laura goal.
Caterpillar Girls battled straight back and forced Beth in Leicester City Ladies goal to move quickly off her line to smoother the danger, she then kicked long for Laura to run on and score her second.
Mica and Lauren were outstanding in defence leaving Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal with little to do.
Ten minutes in to the game Kim floated in an accurate corner that Laura smashed home to complete her hat trick.
Laura quickly added two more goals, the first a shot that went in off the post from an acute angle and then a header from a corner.
Just before half time Leicester City Ladies Tigers added three more, Lacy hitting a powerful long shot from the edge of the box, Rhea followed up a rebound from her own shot and Laura completed her second hat trick of the game again from a Kim corner.
This left the Tigers with an 8-0 half time lead.
Laura went in goal for Leicester City Ladies at the start of the second half and Beth quickly got herself of the score sheet with a well taken goal at the other end and then turned provider setting up Lacy for her second.
Laura made a fine save in goal before Rhea completed her hat trick with two well taken goals.
Shannon made a great run down the wing beating two defenders before crossing the ball to Rhea leaving her with a simple finish.
Rhea was the final Tigers scorer after Beth and Lacy combined down the right.
Caterpillar Girls kept battling and came back strongly in the final five minutes and were rewarded with a well taken goal and only excellent defending from Lauren and Mica prevented further goals.
In this 15-1 victory Leicester City Ladies parents player of the match went to Mica.

Team: Beth, Mica, Shannon, Lacy, Laura, Rhea, Kim, Lauren.

Victory for Under 15s

Despite difficult playing conditions Leicester City Ladies U15’s enjoyed a 7-2 victory over Counteshorpe Athletic.
The first goal came from Becky, followed shortly before half time with a well taken free kick from Siobhan.
Countesthorpe Athletic then pulled one back after half time. Leicester City Ladies Charlotte, Brenna and Rosie then bagged a goal each before Countesthorpe Athlietic scored again.
An own goal and another from Charlotte made the final score 7-2.
Another good team display with some good defending by Stacey, Paris, and Emily.

Lions remain unbeaten

In difficult conditions Leicester City Ladies Lions beat Enderby Foxes to maintain their second place position in the under 12s league.
Shakeela opened the scoring for the Lions with a long free kick, “CC” made it two with a nice turn and finish and Jamie smashed the third from the corner of the box with Enderby Foxes reducing arrears just before half time.
The second half saw Courtney score Leicester City Ladies Lions fourth with good finish followed by “CC” completing her hat trick to give Lions a 6-1 win.
Lions team: Sadie, Anna, Toyah, “Mini”, “Mops”, Courtney, “CC”, “Minty”, Shakeela, Jamie.